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Publications & Related Activities


Scourfield, J., Gilliat-Ray, S., Khan, A. and Otri, S. (forthcoming, 2013) Muslim Childhood, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Scourfield, J., Warden, R., Gilliat-Ray, S., Khan, A. and Otri, S. (forthcoming, 2013) Religious nurture in British Muslim families: Implications for social work. International Social Work..

Khan, A., Scourfield, J., Gilliat-Ray, S. and Otri, S. (2012) Reflections on qualitative research with Muslim families. Fieldwork in Religion. 7 (1): 48–69

Scourfield, J., Taylor, C., Moore, G. and Gilliat-Ray, S. (2012) The intergenerational transmission of Islam: Evidence from the Citizenship Survey. Sociology 46 (1):  91-108. (Available here)


A number of videos have been produced relating to the project. These can be accessed here. You can also view them on the project Vimeo Channel.


09/05/2012 "Islam in Middle Childhood" presented at the Sacred Practices in Everyday Life Conference, organised by Religion and Society. Audio and PowerPoint slides are available here.

24/06/2010 Working with Muslim Children and their Families - A Free Practitioner Seminar

20/06/2010 Family Fun Day - A celebration for all marking the end of 'The Muslim Families Research Project' and an opportunity to find out more about it

Joint Social Work Education Conference (with the UK social work research conference), University of Hertfordshire, June 2010. Paper to be presented.

Invited talk to Oxford University Islamic Studies Centre seminar series, 5th May 2010.

Talk entitled ‘Bringing up Muslim children’ in the public lecture series run by the Association of Muslim Professionals. April 2010, Cardiff University.

Invited talk entitled ‘Muslim childhood’ in the public lecture series of the Islam-UK centre, Cardiff University. March 2010.

Joint study day of the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group and the Muslims in Britain Research Network, Birkbeck College, University of London, January 2010. Paper entitled ‘Individualised Islam? Reflections from research on Muslim childhood’.

Inter Faith Eisteddfod: Saturday 5th December 2009 at the Urdd theatre, Wales Millennium Centre. Story telling event ‘Ahmed’s Angels’ - narration of a story based on an excerpt from an interview with a child.

Llandaff Diocese (Church in Wales) clergy school. Talk on religious nurture in Muslim families, St. Anne’s College, Oxford, 9th September 2009

Interfaith Consultation Future Inn Cardiff Bay, 30th April 2009. Paper presented on Muslim identities.

‘By Us, For Us, About Us’: A Children and Young People’s Festival of  Participation in Research. Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. 11th March 2009 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Project stall.

British Sociological Association annual conference in Cardiff, April 2009. Paper entitled ‘Islam in middle childhood’.

Scourfield, J. (2008) ‘Researching religious nurture’ paper for BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group, Selly Oak, Birmingham, Annual Conference: Religion and Youth, 8th-10th April.